ill-timed


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ill-timed

(ĭl′tīmd′)
adj.
Done or occurring at an inappropriate time; untimely.

ill-timed

adj
occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time

ill′-timed′



adj.
badly timed; inopportune.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-timed - badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
inopportune - not opportune; "arrived at a most inopportune hour"; "an inopportune visit"

ill-timed

ill-timed

adjective
Not occurring at a favorable time:
Translations

ill-timed

[ˈɪlˈtaɪmd] ADJinoportuno, intempestivo

ill-timed

[ˌɪlˈtaɪmd] adjintempestivo/a, inopportuno/a
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This was a most ill-timed and discouraging blow, but Mr.
He then told me, mixing in his speech a few insolent compliments and ill-timed expressions of tenderness, to which I listened with perfect indifference, that my daughter had acquainted him with some circumstances concerning herself, Sir James, and me which had given him great uneasiness.
Yes, he asked me to give a message to Darya Alexandrovna about the post," said Sergey Ivanovitch reluctantly, feeling the prince's remark to be ill-timed.
However, I am not a negro, and if I were I think a little hesitation in this case would not be ill-timed.
Sam, loud and overbearing as he was, she rather regretted when he went, for he was clever and intelligent, and glad to be employed in any errand in the town; and though spurning the remonstrances of Susan, given as they were, though very reasonable in themselves, with ill-timed and powerless warmth, was beginning to be influenced by Fanny's services and gentle persuasions; and she found that the best of the three younger ones was gone in him: Tom and Charles being at least as many years as they were his juniors distant from that age of feeling and reason, which might suggest the expediency of making friends, and of endeavouring to be less disagreeable.
He did not disturb the wretchedness of her mind by ill-timed conversation.
Aynesworth," he continued, "for an apparently ill-timed visit.
They must have recollected that it was by this irregular and assumed privilege of proposing to the people plans for their safety and happiness, that the States were first united against the danger with which they were threatened by their ancient government; that committees and congresses were formed for concentrating their efforts and defending their rights; and that CONVENTIONS were ELECTED in THE SEVERAL STATES for establishing the constitutions under which they are now governed; nor could it have been forgotten that no little ill-timed scruples, no zeal for adhering to ordinary forms, were anywhere seen, except in those who wished to indulge, under these masks, their secret enmity to the substance contended for.
He had just opened his lips to answer that ill-timed reference to Anne, in no very friendly terms, when a voice, calling to Arnold from the lawn outside, announced the appearance of a third person in the library, and warned the two gentlemen that their private interview was at an end.
He had been kept waiting longer than usual, and he had somehow the feeling that his visit was ill-timed, when at last she came to him.
The honest locksmith alone addressed a few words of coherent and sensible advice to both parties, urging John Willet to remember that Joe was nearly arrived at man's estate, and should not be ruled with too tight a hand, and exhorting Joe himself to bear with his father's caprices, and rather endeavour to turn them aside by temperate remonstrance than by ill-timed rebellion.
This ill-timed intruder was Miss Tilney's maid, sent by her mistress to be of use to Miss Morland; and though Catherine immediately dismissed her, it recalled her to the sense of what she ought to be doing, and forced her, in spite of her anxious desire to penetrate this mystery, to proceed in her dressing without further delay.